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Day and Night World Map

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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 06' South
Longitude: 29° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.09 meters/second, 1649.1 km/hour, 1024.7 miles/hour or 890.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1024.72 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 misouth1024.70 mi
24 hours0° 03' 02.0"3.45 miwest0° 21' 56.2"25.13 misouth25.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 14' South
Longitude: 40° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.22 meters/second, 1548.8 km/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.04 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.1"962.18 miwest0° 09' 22.0"10.73 misouth961.88 mi
24 hours14° 17' 57.1"954.43 mieast3° 13' 23.4"221.66 misouth972.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KasamaTue 11:48 AM262 km163 miles141 nmEast-southeast ESE
LubumbashiTue 11:48 AM334 km207 miles180 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KitweTue 11:48 AM421 km262 miles227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NdolaTue 11:48 AM432 km268 miles233 nmSouth S
MbeyaTue 12:48 PM479 km298 miles259 nmEast E
KarongaTue 11:48 AM538 km334 miles291 nmEast E
KabweTue 11:48 AM595 km370 miles321 nmSouth S
MzuzuTue 11:48 AM598 km372 miles323 nmEast-southeast ESE
ChipataTue 11:48 AM634 km394 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
GitegaTue 11:48 AM634 km394 miles342 nmNorth N
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